As we start a new year and new season, artist, activist, fashion theorist, and Associate Professor in Integrated Design at Parsons, The New School for Design Otto von Busch joins Kate to reflect on fashion’s role in our lives. Are we addicted to fashion? And what can we do to change?

Fashion Addiction

“Democratization, to us, means some sort of political empowerment, and we hold it as an ideal that we become participants in the political system, whereas of course we don’t have any power at all in fashion. And also democracy, as we know it at least, takes for granted that every person has one vote each, whereas of course richer people have a lot more votes in fashion than poor people.” – Otto von Busch